KET Key English Test
KET is Cambridge ESOL’s exam which recognizes the ability to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level. It is perfect for the Spouse/Partner Visa because it is UKBA Approved.
London Crest Open Centre offers the paper- and computer-based version of this exam. If you are considering taking a computer-based test, please note that this test does not replace the pen and paper test, it is simply another way to take the exam. Other than the method of completing it, the exam is exactly the same, and they both lead to the same internationally recognised Cambridge ESOL certificate. Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available for computer-based exams so please enrol early to avoid disappointment.
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(There are two versions of KET available: KET and KET for Schools. Both follow exactly the same format and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in KET for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils. Please click here for information about KET for Schools.)
Is KET for you?
- Do you have basic English skills?
- Can you understand simple written English?
- Can you communicate in familiar situations?
- Can you understand short notices and simple spoken directions?
If this describes your skills now, or describes the level of skills you are working towards, then KET is the right exam for you.
KET is also right for you if you are applying for the Spouse/Partner Visa because it is UKBA approved.
What is involved in taking the KET exam?
KET has three papers:
Reading and Writing (1 hour 10 minutes):
You will need to be able to understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. You will also have to fill gaps in simple sentences and write a short piece of around 25 words.
Listening (approx. 30 minutes):
You need to show your ability to understand announcements and other spoken material when spoken reasonably slowly.
Speaking (up to 10 minutes):
You will need to demonstrate you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Speaking tests are normally held with two candidates.
For information about exam preparation classes, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org